Definition of jaundiced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjôndəst/


1Having or affected by jaundice, in particular unnaturally yellow in complexion.
Example sentences
  • The 16-year-old was walking in an alleyway between Museum Gardens and Exhibition Square when the man, who had a jaundiced, yellow complexion and bad teeth, approached her.
  • Often this is confined to mild anaemia, but in more serious cases the baby is severely anaemic and jaundiced because of the accumulation of bilirubin released from damaged red cells.
  • Findings of the physical examination on admission revealed an emaciated, deeply jaundiced man, with orthostatic hypotension and marked dyspnea.
1.1Affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy: they looked on politicians with a jaundiced eye
More example sentences
  • Apart from the five years between 1916 and 1921, and during some of the tense moments of the more recent troubles, the majority of people on the island have continued to view republicans with a jaundiced eye.
  • The book casts a jaundiced eye on everything from helicopter rescues and large, boisterous groups to the use of cell phones, to which Guy had a particularly strong aversion.
  • Because of him, we read everything more closely, with a jaundiced eye, searching for hidden idiocies, subtle contradictions.
bitter, resentful, cynical, soured, disenchanted, disillusioned, disappointed, pessimistic, skeptical, distrustful, suspicious, misanthropic;
envious, jealous

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Syllabification: jaun·diced

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